EMYSystem Species Page: Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima (Painted Wood Turtle)
range of species Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1855 : 25
Type Locality "Mexico"; restricted by Smith and Taylor (1950a:343 and 1950b:30) to "Presidio de Mazatlan" [Sinaloa, Mexico]; restriction corrected to the "vicinity of San Marcos, Guerrero, Mexico" by Ernst (1978:125)
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.5.52
Original name Emys pulcherrimus
Common name Painted Wood Turtle
Distribution Southern Sonora, Mexico to northwestern Costa Rica on the Pacific versant; Atlantic versant in eastern Guatemala and eastern Honduras
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Ernst (1981b).
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